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HP Compaq Tablet PC
Tablets have swept into the enterprise in recent years, transforming business processes and changing the ways people work. Here are the top 10 most popular.
The HP Compaq Tablet PC series began with the Compaq TC1000, before Compaq was purchased by HP. The hybrid style was popular in the enterprise, especially for users who needed it for field work.
When first released in 2010, Apple’s iPad was an immediate hit with executives, project managers, salespeople, and other business professionals. A year later, the iPad 2’s thinner form factor, faster A5 processor and dual cameras made it an even bigger hit, including the beginning of large deployments from enterprises.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer was one of the first popular tablets that docked with a full keyboard. Access to a full size keyboard pleased many business customers.
While the Thrive is a bit more bulky than we have come to expect from a tablet, it boasts HDMI and USB support and a full size SD slot. It’s rugged design and low price were also key points for its use in the enterprise.
Dell Latitude 10
Excellent battery life and low cost made this Windows 8 tablet a good fit for enterprise deployments. The Dell Latitude 10 also has the ability to dock, along with four more USB ports, HDMI, and an Ethernet jack.
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2
The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 tablet with an Atom processor. All-day battery life make this tablet a strong choice for business travelers.
Google Nexus 7
The Google Nexus 7, which was made by Asus, was built to compete with the iPad Mini. It offered a low price point and easy integration with Google Apps, which made it popular with both consumers and business users. It almost immediately zoomed to the top of the Android tablet charts and has remained consistently popular.